Lip Injections in Virginia Beach, VA
Also serving Chesapeake & Norfolk
You’ve probably noticed the recent popularity of lip injections among celebrities and community members alike. This is because full, plump lips are a sign of health and sensuality. Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers lip injections to individuals who wish for plumper, fuller lips. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds offers lip injections to residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia. Schedule a consultation for lip injections today!
What are Lip Injections?
As we age, the lips can lose volume, causing lines and wrinkles to form around the mouth and on the lips themselves. Additionally, the lips can droop, sag, and become asymmetrical. Lip injections can help correct these telltale signs of aging. Lip injections deliver dermal filler into the lips to plump them and make them more symmetrical. The process is entirely customizable, so different techniques can be used to get you the exact aesthetic look you desire.
Who is a Candidate for Lip Injections?
Lip injections are safe and minimally invasive, making them popular among all age groups. While many people choose lip injections as part of their anti-aging regimen, others choose lip injections to enhance their lips at a younger age. If you have always been unhappy with how your lips are shaped, lip injections can help to recontour and plump them. Lip injections are also helpful for achieving your ideal facial proportions.
To determine your candidacy and whether this procedure will work for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bounds. He will teach you about the procedure and answer any questions you may have before giving a full evaluation. Dr. Bounds does not believe in pressuring anyone to undergo a procedure and will make sure you will benefit from it before proceeding. Patients always come first at Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach.
What are the Benefits of Lip Injections?
Lip injections can help to improve the appearance of the lips and the overall appearance of the face by achieving the following:
- Lip fullness
- Adding plumpness to the top or bottom lip (or both!)
- Reshaping the lip or cupid’s bow
- Creating lip symmetry
- Correcting downturned lips
- Eliminating lines and wrinkles on and around the lips
What Types of Injectables are Used for Lip Injections?
Dr. Bounds has a wide variety of injectables available to treat diverse cosmetic needs. For plumping the lips, we generally use fillers with a thinner consistency so that your mouth does not look artificially overfull or lumpy. Smaller hyaluronic acid particles help to maintain a smoother lip shape. Most often, our team recommends Restylane Kysse, Juvéderm Volbella or Restylane Silk Rfor lip augmentation, but your unique cosmetic goals are the most important factor in choosing the right dermal filler.
Lip Injections FAQ
Do Lip Fillers Hurt?
The procedure is brief and essentially painless. You will probably notice a quick flash of discomfort when the needle touches your lip, but then numbing agents quickly kick in. Most dermal fillers now contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to improve your comfort throughout the treatment.
What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect after Lip Injections?
The good news is that there is no downtime associated with lip injections. Right after your treatment, you may resume driving, working, and other normal activities. You may experience some mild discomfort for a day or so until the swelling and bruising subside, but this is easily managed with ice packs or over-the-counter pain medication.
Our professionals recommend that you avoid wearing lipstick or lip gloss for the first 24 hours after your injection to avoid accidentally transferring bacteria to your injection site.
How Soon Will I See My Lip Injection Results?
Instantly, you should see your lips increase in size. However, these results are not final. The initial swelling will subside and you will see your result.
How Long Do Lip Injections Last?
Lip injections typically last between six and 18 months, with the duration mainly depending on the type of filler used. With any injectable treatment, periodic touch-ups are required to maintain results over the long term.
Why Are My Lips Thinner Than They Used to Be?
While some people are born with thinner-than-average lips due to genetics, others develop them over time. Collagen is a protein in your body that gives your skin and lips youthful volume. As your natural production of collagen gradually decreases, your lips can slowly appear more deflated. Your muscles can also lose some strength, causing the lip to curl inward slightly, which makes your lip look smaller. UV rays can accelerate your loss of collagen, so avoid sun exposure when possible to keep your skin full and taut.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost in Virginia Beach, VA?
Lip injections can vary in cost based on the extent of the treatment and the number of units needed. We will determine the cost for you lip injections at your consultation with Dr. Bounds. We offer CareCredit® and APLPHAEON financing on all MedSpa procedures for your convenience. For more information, visit our financing page.
Do you desire fuller, more sensual lips? If so, you should consider safe and effective lip injections. Schedule a consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds. Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers effective MedSpa procedures to residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia.